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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 23/04/1990


  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish: Crossmichael

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NX 72994 66978
  • Coordinates: 272994, 566978


To S of Church, mid 18th-century large and finely detailed

classical memorial and burial enclosure to Gordon family of

Greenlaw and Culvennan, dated 1757 and said to be the work of

S Rae, a self taught Artist and Sculptor. S elevation of

memorial: tripartite with taller mannerist pedimented centre

bay. Rubble built with rusticated quoins; each bay with

inscribed memorial tablet. Centre bay flanked by Corinthian

columns supporting broken pediment with elaborately carved

heraldic panel to tympanum. Lugged and shouldered finely

moulded architrave to main dedicatory inscription flanked by

shell and garland motif with seraph above. Deeply incised egg

and dart moulding throughout. Pineapples at angles, urn at


Square rubble-walled enclosure with various memorial tablets

to inside.

Statement of Special Interest

A group with Crossmichael Parish Church. Trotter states the

monument is "the work of a self-taught artist called Rae".



A Trotter, East Galloway Sketches, 1901.

About Designations

Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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